Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Borussia M’gladbach will be looking to put an end to their three-game winless run in the Bundesliga when they host Hamburger at their Stadion im Borussia-Park on Matchday 17. Die Fohlen suffered a dip in form, but Friday’s football game against die Rothosen could be the turning point for the hosts. After playing out back-to-back goalless draw with the likes of Freiburg and Wolfsburg Hamburger suffered a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in their last league match. Markus Gidsol’s men aim to move away from the relegation zone, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Borussia M’gladbach game. However, seeing that over the years die Fohlen have turned their stadium into a real fortress, we predict the hosts are going to return to winning ways in the national championship. You should bear in mind, though, that Borussia M’gladbach recorded their last win over Hamburger in the Bundesliga back in 2014.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Hofmann):
Jonas Hofmann is a German football player, who was born in Heidelberg on 14 July, 1992. Hofmann is a right winger who is capable of playing as both left winger and an attacking midfielder as well. He played for Hoffenheim II before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and it has to be noted that he made 71 appearances for the reserve team between 2011 and 2014. Hofmann made his Bundesliga debut against Hoffenheim on 16 December, 2012. He came as a substitute in the dying minutes of the match. After making 38 appearances for BVB, the German footballer signed a four-year deal with Borussia M’gladbach on 29 December, 2015. His contract with the club expires in 2020. Jonas Hofmann played five games for Germany U18 and he has 10 caps for Germany U21. You should have in mind that he won two Bundesliga trophies with Borussia Dortmund (2010/2011, 2011/2012), while clinching the German Cup title in 2012 with the Millionaires as well. His was part of the Borussia Dortmund team that faced Bayern Munich in the 2012/2013 Champions League final.
Highlighted Team (Hamburg SV):
Hamburg was founded in 1919 out of a fusion of 3 different football clubs from Hamburg. Because of the fusion the Hamburg SV have 4 official club colours which all are in the current home kit of the club. Hamburg SV is playing in the Bundesliga since the national league officialy started. Hamburg SV never played in another league than the Bundesliga. The best results of Hamburg SV were in the eighties where the club won the national league 2 times and the Europa Cup 1 once. Since 1963 Hamburg is playing their home games in the Volksparstadium. In 1998 Hamburg SV changed to a new venue where the capacity 57 000 is. This is the venue where Hamburg SV is playing right now and is called the Imtech Arena. Because of international legislation the capacity in European games is 51500. Known former players that played for Hamburg SV are: van der Vaart, Beckenbauer, Ze Roberto, Guerrero and Felix Magath.